Klaster Life Science Kraków
The Jagiellonian Center of Innovation is one of the founding members of Klaster Life Science Kraków. It was founded in 2006 as a joint initiative of businesses and institutions based in the Małopolskie Province. The primary objective of the Cluster is to develop a collaboration network in the life science field, allowing for effective combination and utilization of the potential of businesses, institutions of higher education, research institutions as well as local authorities with a view to supporting the region’s entrepreneurship and innovation capability. At present, the Klaster Life Science Foundation is composed of 75 entities.
In 2016 Klaster LifeScience Kraków was granted Key National Cluster status, thus joining the group of Poland’s 16 strategic clusters.
To date the Jagiellonian Center of Innovation, jointly with the Cluster, have delivered two large projects. In the years 2011-2013 we completed an MRPO project referred to as “Klaster LifeScience Kraków – Building Cooperative Capabilities within the Cooperative Network of Europe’s Bioregions”. The project was designed, amongst others, to build Małopolska BioRegion’s strong position, strengthen the Cluster’s role as well as increasing its capabilities to undertake and deliver international cooperation projects, including GIN’s leadership role.
The other project, “Pro Bio Małopolska”, was delivered in the years 2016-2018. It was intended to strengthen the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises operating in the field of “Life Sciences” smart specialization, through an integrated program promoting the business offer, linked with a program intended to stimulate and support expansion into international markets.
Moreover, together with the Cluster we participate in multiple smaller projects, such as, for example, the Life Science Open Space networking event and the Małopolska Night of Scientists.
Polish Cosmetics Industry Association
Companies aspiring to join the Polish Cosmetics Industry Association are expected to comply with the overriding requirement to comply with applicable laws as well as rules of fair and honest competition.
Association membership provides us with the opportunity to be kept informed of any changes occurring in the cosmetics sector, thanks to attendance in workshops, lectures and seminars on practical application of sectoral regulations as well as current legislative and technical projects.
What is more, the PZPK association is a member of Cosmetics Europe and the Lewiatan confederation, which provides us with the opportunity to exert real influence on domestic and European legislative authorities.
Pollab Polish Research Laboratories Club
The Pollab Polish Research Laboratories Club is Europe’s largest organization that integrates the research laboratory community, calibration laboratory community, certification bodies as well as businesses interested in management through quality.
The Club’s mission is to ensure mutual collaboration and exchange of experience in practical deployment and improvement of management systems, standard provisions and legal regulations as well as accreditation body requirements. Currently the Club is composed of approx. 500 full members.